The costumes in Frozen tell a visual story that supports the narrative. Everything is designed for a reason, for instance, Anna has clothes in a bright yellow and green color palette whereas Elsa’s is a pale and cold one.
Notice how Anna grows up and, when she is adult, she still wears the same warm palette she did as when she was five. She’s a big kid, she’s the same. Elsa grows up to darker blues, as she closes herself off from the world. Her sleeves get longer and shows less skin. Also hairstyles get to be tighter. This all changes when she sings “Let It Go” and she goes back to pale blue and lets her hair down.
¡They are just TOO adorable!
Please take a moment to appreciate all the decorative ornamentry on the dresses, it’s just perfect.
Peter Pan rough layouts
“Disney artists who researched and designed environments were wizards…These guys knew how to use light and shade so effectively, it not only helped set the mood for a sequence, but their art became a major part of the film’s overall storytelling.”
My visual development during the making of Frozen for Elsa and Anna’s relationship while growing up.
Claire Keane is too amazing
More Frozen visual development! early exploration for a campier and conniving version of the Snow Queen.
Look at the subtle changes in her braid, and one with ice on it, like drizzle. It’s amazing.
Elsa’s Hair and Concept Art by Brittney Lee